Air Force Secretary: Tattoo Review Includes Review of What Other Services Do

Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:28pm

Air Force Times reports that “the Air Force is updating its uniform and appearance policy, which it does every four years, and tattoos are indeed under review. But whether the service intends to change what’s acceptable ink, and if so, how, is still being determined, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told Air Force Times on Wednesday.”  

“But as part of the tattoo policy review, James has asked for a detailed comparison of Air Force regulations with the regs of the other services, which are more lenient.”  

“’Every four years, and we happen to be at that crucial point right now, there is a review of our personal appearance and uniform policy,’ James said during a roundtable discussion with Air Force Times. Recommendations will be presented to her and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein by the ‘late fall timeframe.’”